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Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General
Michael J. Missal, Inspector General

Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Review of the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Harlingen, Texas
Report Number: 13-00893-195 Download
Issue Date: 5/9/2013
City/State: Harlingen, TX
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CAP Reviews
Release Type: Unrestricted

The purpose of the review was to evaluate selected health care facility operations, focusing on patient care quality and the environment of care. During the review, OIG provided crime awareness briefings to 306 employees. This review focused on five operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the following three activities: (1) quality management, (2) environment of care, and (3) continuity of care. The facility’s reported accomplishments were hospice referrals and the Electronic Six-Part Folder Process Improvement Initiative. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following two activities (1) medication management – controlled substances inspections and (2) long-term home oxygen therapy.